Rumors continue to swirl about who Mitt Romney will choose as his running mate, but here's all the reasons why the ideal Republican running mate is already the Republican top banana.

1. Weatherman-Handsome

A tall white guy who's still lookin' unthreateningly good in his mid-60s, Mitt's got exactly the kind of face you want in the background for photo ops, foreign state funerals, and all those other "important" Vice Presidential functions.

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"I sure do love public works project ribbon-cuttings."




2. Niche Appeal

Mitt as a Presidential candidate? Barely squeaks through the GOP primaries against people like Rick Santorum. But Mitt as a Vice Presidential candidate? He wins you Utah, he makes you competitive in Massachusetts (as a Republican), and you know he's got that Mormon vote on lock.

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"Oh they love me in Boston! Not in the South, though, but that's why you're the Presidential candidate, [tallest Southern Senator with a good smile]."